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Date: 2018-10-24
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Subject: Call for Chapters with Extended Deadline of Jan. 31, 2019: Handbook of Research on Political Revolution and Activism in the Computer Age



Call for Chapters with Extended Deadline of Jan. 31, 2019:  Handbook of Research on Political Revolution and Activism in the Computer Age

 

Purpose

 

Technology and particularly the Internet have brought about many changes in the realm of politics.  Revolutions in many countries in the Middle East and North Africa have started in large part due to social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter.  Social networking has also played a role in protests and riots in numerous countries.  The whistleblower website Wikileaks has had a tremendous impact in exposing government corruption.  The mainstream media no longer has a monopoly on political commentary as anybody can set up a blog or post a video online.  Political activists can network together online.  Aspects of engineering, computer science, mathematics, or natural science can be applied to political activism.

 

Potential Topics

 

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Political Revolutions, Political Protests, and Other Citizen Activism in the Computer Age

• role of social networking in political revolutions

• role of social networking in political revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa

• role of social networking in political protests

• online petitions

• electronic civil disobedience

• online vigilantism

• hacktivism

• role of social networking in political riots

• case studies

• future research directions

 

Online Political Expression in the Computer Age

• political blogs

• online political videos

• political vlogs

• parliamentary informatics

• cyberbullying and cyberlibel against activists

• case studies

• future research directions

 

Whistleblowing in the Computer Age

• Wikileaks

• whistleblower websites and webpages

• transparency

• advantages and disadvantages of transparency

• whistleblowing

• whistleblower protection

• whistleblower prosecution

• whistleblower persecution

• lawsuits against whistleblowers

• case studies

• future research directions

 

Engineering, Math, and Science in Political Activism

• political engineering (application of engineering, computer science, mathematics, or natural science to politics)

• computational politics (application of computer science or mathematics to politics)

Note:  These new interdisciplinary fields were first defined in this research paper:

Ashu M. G. Solo. (2011). The New Fields of Public Policy Engineering, Political Engineering, Computational Public Policy, and Computational Politics. In Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference on e-Learning, e-Business, Enterprise Information Systems, and e-Government (EEE'11) (pp. 431-434). URL:  http://worldcomp-proceedings.com/proc/p2011/EEE5211.pdf

• applications of engineering in political activism

• applications of computer science in political activism

• applications of mathematics in political activism

• applications of natural science in political activism

• applications of operations research in political activism

• applications of optimization methods in political activism

• uncertainty management in political activism

• applications of computational intelligence methods to political activism

• applications of fuzzy logic to political activism

• applications of neural computing to political activism

• applications of neural networks to political activism

• applications of evolutionary computation to political activism

• applications of genetic algorithms to political activism

• applications of knowledge-based systems to political activism

• applications of machine learning methods to political activism

• applications of pattern recognition to political activism

• applications of data mining to political activism

• applications of analytics to political activism

• applications of data integration to political activism

• applications of data analysis to political activism

• applications of data modeling to political activism

• applications of exploratory data analysis to political activism

• applications of confirmatory data analysis to political activism

• applications of predictive analytics to political activism

• applications of text analytics to political activism

• applications of statistics to political activism

• applications of data visualization to political activism

• applications of data dissemination to political activism

• data-driven decision making in political activism

• applications of data fusion to political activism

• applications of multidimensional matrix mathematics to political activism

• applications of decision theory to political activism

• applications of game theory to political activism

• applications of graph theory to political activism

• forecasting in political activism

• modeling in political activism

• simulation in political activism

• visualization in political activism

• software tools in political activism

• case studies

• future research directions

 

Publisher:  IGI Global

 

Publisher website:  https://www.igi-global.com/

 

Submit your chapter in Microsoft Word format through the eEditorial Discovery® system by January 31, 2019.  Please use the following link when submitting your chapter:

 

https://www.igi-global.com/submission/submit-chapter/?projectid=1641853c-6b53-44e1-90d6-f11afffa978e

 

If you aren’t sure if your chapter fits within the scope of the book, you can send a one paragraph abstract to the editor.  The editor will get back to you within two days about whether your chapter fits within the scope of the book.  The full chapter will still be reviewed.

 

One or more of the author(s) of each submitted chapter will be expected to review two other submitted chapters.  Every person who reviews a chapter will be listed in the editorial advisory board, which will be published in the book.

 

Important Dates

 

Chapter submission deadline:  January 31, 2019

Chapter review results:  March 31, 2019

Chapter revisions submission deadline:  April 30, 2019

Final acceptance results:  May 21, 2019

Final chapter and forms submission deadline:  June 5, 2019

 

Editor

 

Ashu M. G. Solo

Originator of public policy engineering, computational public policy, political engineering, and computational politics

Author, editor, or associate editor of over 840 reviewed publications (research publications and political commentaries)

Interdisciplinary researcher, engineering and math developer, electrical engineer, computer engineer, intelligent systems engineer, political and public policy engineer, mathematician, public policy analyst, political writer, former political operative, entrepreneur, civil rights activist, environmental protection technology developer, and former infantry officer

CEO/interdisciplinary R&D engineer and mathematician at Maverick Trailblazers Inc.™ and principal at Solo’s Solutions™

Former platoon commander understudy (regiment appointment) in Cdn. Army Reserve Infantry

Former CEO or acting CEO for 4 geographical associations of federal and provincial political parties and former city committee representative

 

Email address for inquiries:  amgsolo@mavericktrailblazers.com

 




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